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Heritage Auctions offers rarities at Long Beach

A copper disme coin that has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition Plate Coin is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 17-20 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction.

The coin is PCGS Secure graded XF-40, Ex: Wurtzbach-Partrick.

PCGS Secure graded XF-40 1792 copper half disme

PCGS Secure graded XF-40 1792 copper half disme (Image courtesy Heritage Auctions)

“This 1792 copper disme is a magnificent coin and the perfect piece to lead our September Long Beach sale,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. “The hallmark of this auction is in the wild variety of the coins we’ve put together. There is a coin for every type of collector here.”

Gold always factors heavily into Heritage numismatic events, with an 1877 $50 “Half Union” PR-63+ NGC, a rare $50 pattern, one of the principal gold highlights of the auction.

A 1905 Indian cent struck on a

A MS-64 1905 Indian cent struck on a quarter Eagle planchet (Image courtesy Heritage Auctions)

Also featured is a gold 1905 Indian cent – struck on a quarter Eagle planchet – in MS-64 PCGS, a gold mint error and one of just five Indian cents known on a gold planchet.

A classic 19th century gold rarity, an 1875 $5 PR-64 Cameo NGC, one of only nine proofs believed known in private hands, is another treasure up for aucation, as well as a 1799 “No Berries” silver dollar MS-65 NGC, double struck, terminal die state. It represents the rarity of Gem Uncirculated Heraldic Eagle dollars.

“The survival rate of Gem or finer Heraldic Eagle dollars is significantly less than that of either the Flowing Hair or Small Eagle types in terms of Gem or finer coins,” said Rohan. “Heritage rarely has the opportunity to offer an MS-65 Large Eagle dollar with the Mint-fresh appeal and pinpoint-sharp strike possessed this amazing example.”

Further highlights include, but are not limited to:

• 1838 25C MS67 NGC: Single-finest certified example and Registry Set essential.

• 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime MS66 PCGS: Only two numerically finer known at PCGS.

• 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Gardner: The popular V-5, LM-8 Variety and a great example of the Flowing Hair design type.

• 1909-S VDB 1C MS67 Red PCGS Secure: Tied for Finest Certified with exceptional color and surfaces.

• 1793 1C Liberty Cap VF35 PCGS Secure: With the famous bisecting crack, the eighth finest known.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express.
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